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Old 04-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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Well on this wonderful hemi day I just so happened to get sideways and curb hop my indy and broke the axle,brake hub, rim and chipped part of the housin. Thankfully I didnt roll it. my question is, are the diffs from the 98 sst's the same or compoment wise ,gear,and all or what should I really be lookin at. I have already located a enitire diff for a really good price. So any help is greatful.
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Damn really over 50 of ya look at my thread but cant one of say a damn thing. Im sure it match/fit when I know its a 9 1/4 , open diff, 3.55, but I just wanna be 100%sure that this one outta the 98 sst is gonna bolt right in like I think it will and not effect anything on the truck. Maybe I will get lucky and the other will have posi.lol
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It should fit, I see no reason why it wouldnt.
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I figure it will my biggest question is gearing. Its gotta be one of three gears , 3.21, 3.55 or 3.90. Like I said before maybe I'll get lucky and it'll have posi or maybe I am just being hopeful. Overall as long as I didnt bend anything else when I curb hopped it I should just be able to drop the springs, unbolt the driveshaft yank it out put the new one in and away I go.
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Well picked up the newer rearend outta that 98 sst last night during a tornado, and come to find out it was a supercharged one. Dont know if that really is gonna make a difference bit im startin to think more and more but it bein a posi or at least better traction wise then what I had under mine. Time to tear into it to actually find out. At least I know its a 3.55.
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So the old rear came out today but the leaf springs are being a pita. I aint pullin the hitch for 2 bolts, I would rather cut them and replace them. Them problem I am runnin into is even with a sledge the wont move. Am I missin something. There aint no bracket to taken off the frame, the shackles that are one the springs from the 98 are noticably taller so I dont wanna mess up mine just incase I need em. I am kinda at a stand still, any ideas?
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People don't respond because they don't have an answer,but if they don't view the thread they couldn't respond anyway. I view many threads with questions in them some I have answers for and some I don't. If I don't have an answer I'm not going to post "I don't know".
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Hell mann thats the point of the forumz. Sometimes a I dont know is better then nothing.
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People don't respond because they don't have an answer,but if they don't view the thread they couldn't respond anyway. I view many threads with questions in them some I have answers for and some I don't. If I don't have an answer I'm not going to post "I don't know".
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So the old rear came out today but the leaf springs are being a pita. I aint pullin the hitch for 2 bolts, I would rather cut them and replace them. Them problem I am runnin into is even with a sledge the wont move. Am I missin something. There aint no bracket to taken off the frame, the shackles that are one the springs from the 98 are noticably taller so I dont wanna mess up mine just incase I need em. I am kinda at a stand still, any ideas?
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I had a 95 Ram and the rear end was the same as the one you have. It's been a long time since I worked on it, but it only has two bolts that hold it in place if I remember correctly. One on the front and one on the rear. The U bolt connects the axle to the leaf spring. Once you remove the those, I don't recall anything else holding it. I would recommend you get a repair manual to help you along the way. I used to use mine all the time. Good luck with your swap.
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